July 1976 was a busy month in New York City. The United States was in the midst of not only celebrating its highly marketed bi-centennial, but it was also in the middle of figuring out who was going to run the country in its 201st year.
Was it going to be the man from Plains, Georgia – Governor Jimmy Carter who was just nominated earlier in July at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, or was it going to be the up until now unelected 38th President Gerald Ford or perhaps even the one time B movie actor and two time Governor of California Ronald Regan?
On July 31st by the time Kris Kristofferson signed off as the final host for season one of the runaway new hit NBC’s Saturday Night one thing was crystal clear – Chevy Chase was leaving it all behind and heading West.
Chase was setting off on a pioneering trail becoming the first in a long line of talented SNL stars to exit Studio 8H for that neighborhood in the heart of Los Angeles – Hollywood.
And what if I told you it was all for a girl?
So, it’s time to sit back and relax Mom and Dad won’t be back for at least an hour and Welcome To The Latch Key Kids Presents “Ready For Prime Time Players Part III: It’s A Quest….A Quest For Fun”